Emaline wows crowd at Florence Arts Centre

No harping around for Emaline at this performance! She wowed audiences with originals and covers.

No harping around for Emaline at this performance! She wowed audiences with originals and covers.

Robert Haile reports on the intense and captivating performance by Emaline Delapaix.

The Australian artist from Germany on her UK tour arrived at Florence Mine Arts Centre playing songs from her two albums Between Breeding Seasons and Exorcism, on the Friday October 9.

Every song had a reason for being written and this narrative is put across before each song is sung, drawing the audience in before mesmerising them with her vocal range.

Emaline Delapaix performed with Lukas Creswell-Rost on guitar playing from her own albums along with a couple of cover songs such as Hurricane, by Neil Young and a traditional Celtic song called I am stretched on your grave.

Counting Kate Bush as an influence is audible in Perhaps Saskatoon with its flowing vocals.

She said before one of her songs “It’s important to talk about real things, not just love.”

This is shown in Greetings from the Snow Desert that was performed without instruments just a stomp that was muffled by the carpet.

Pomegranate is a song about following your dreams, something that Ms Delapaix believes in having as she wanted to be a singer from a young age and not following it prior to her current career, as she said she had been dissuaded from the industry.

Like the music the CD’s were crafted with care, each one in a handmade case and were a limited edition.

Talking about the area Ms Delapaix said: “It’s a lovely area and it’s really friendly up here. I can’t wait to go for a walk around the area.”

For more information on either Emaline Delapaix or what is on at Florence Mine Arts Centre, visit:www.emalinedelapaix.com and www.florencemine.com